Topic: Is Your Light Shining Before Others?
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16
iBelieve Truth Devotional for Women 13 August 2021 Message
When I was setting up my baby’s nursery, I made sure that there was a night light in the room. I knew that I would be very grateful for the low light it gave so that I would not stumble in the dark as I cared for my newborn in the middle of the night.
As my children grew and moved out of their cribs, into big girl beds, and then into their separate bedrooms, they always wanted to have a night light on. One little light shone in the bathroom, and one was turned on by their beds. When they determined that they were too old for a baby night light, they still wanted me to keep the hall light on for them until they fell asleep.
Those lights I left on kept the scary things away. It was bright enough to illuminate the good and familiar things in their room. It brought peace to them. It dispelled the scary thoughts. It allowed them to fall asleep without fear.
We are living in such an amazing time. At the click of a button, we can have access to instant information, both good and bad. Unfortunately, it often seems that the bad outweighs the good. Relationships are hurting. Hearts are hopeless. Lives are riddled with fear and anxiety.
Our Bible verse tells us to let our light shine so that people can see our good works and when they do, they will praise our Father in heaven.